Famous People Who Died on May 21
Hernando de Soto
Explorer / 1500 - 1542
Hernando de Soto was a Spanish explorer and conquistador who participated in the conquests of Central America and Peru and discovered the Mississippi River.
Women's Rights Activist, Anti-War Activist, Philanthropist / 1860 - 1935
Jane Addams co-founded one of the first settlements in the United States, the Hull House in Chicago, Illinois, and was named a co-winner of the 1931 Nobel Peace Prize.
Anthropologist, Activist, Choreographer, Journalist / 1909 - 2006Katherine Dunham was an American dancer, choreographer and anthropologist noted for her innovative interpretations of ritualistic and ethnic dances.
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Director, Producer / 1904 - 2000
John Gielgud was a prolific Shakespearean actor known for his varied film and TV work as well, including Arthur and Prospero’s Books.
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profile name: Venustiano Carranza profile occupation: Military Leader, World Leader
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profile name: John Gielgud profile occupation: Film Actor, Theater Actor, Director, Producer
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